Exchange rate for £ to $.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Allotriophagy, Nov 13, 2006.

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    Wow, didn't know that. I'm bad with exchange rates anyway.
     
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    Yep. Time to dust off the old credit card and get buying stuff from over the pond!

    Its easy enough to transport a house right?
     
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    VAT, import duty (roughly same as VAT again) and shipping soon eat into any benefits of buying over there though.
     
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    lol.

    Yeah, its a lot cheaper, thing is, they'll sting you with Import Taxes and the Large Shipping costs, so its almost not worth it.

    Edit: Not the fastest... hehe
     
  6. Allotriophagy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not if you are using dollars to pay for online services like audiobooks, games, communities and so on.

    On eBay, many things are below the threshold for high taxes/duty or are exempt.

    It's like the internet is having a half price sale! Woooo! TSHIRTS FOR ALL!
     
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    Good point. I recently bought an MP3 off an independent music site for $0.99. Bargain.
     
  8. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    With the current house prices in the UK at present and the exchange rate as it is, it would still work out cheaper to buy a house in the US, rent a ship out of New York, dredge a new canal right up to my new plot of land so I can sail the ship transporting my new house avoiding import tax and get Bob to put the foundations in. :p
     
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    Damn you! I wish that I could take advantage of this over here in the States.
     
  10. Allotriophagy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Buy this bargain for only ~£25k! May include free lead-based paint.
     
  11. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I better not. It doesnt say how much it weighs; the captain needs accurate weights to determine the ships balast.

    Lead paint would be a bonus though. Give it a lick for a quick high.
     
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    Looks like a bit of a "fixer upper" to me. :D
     
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    Might take more than a fresh coat of paint. :p ;) :D :)
     
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    Damn you English people and your ability to take advantage of the internet half-price sale. :mad: :p
     
  16. Mr. DG macrumors regular

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    Anyone know of any decent online guides to buying from the USA and shipping to the UK? Maybe one that sets out how much import duties are, people's experiences etc...?
     
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    And as someone in the US wanting to buy something from the UK, damn the exchange rate :D

    A fried of mine told me to check out the b3ta book of sick jokes, since I love jokes like that. I looked at it online, and decided I have to have it. But Amazon UK is the only place selling it, and with the current rate and shipping, it would cost me nearly $30 to get a book


    Although, an exchange rate of around 2 is handy when watching Top Gear. When they quote a price of some supercar in pounds, all I have to do is double the number to get a rough estimate in USD and then figure out which body parts I have to sell to buy that car :D
     
  18. Allotriophagy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    $30 is nothing! It is only £15! BARGAIN!
     
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    What's all the excitement? The pound is currently only about 10-15% stronger against the dollar than the average exchange rate, which over many years has been around $1.75.
     
  20. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    Hehe i know this might be a bit of showing off thing but i can't stop my self.

    Currently i'm in Kuwait where 1KWD=3.5USD!! Importing stuff is pretty cheap and by buying my mbp from the U.S apple store it saves me over 300KD (i.e nearly 1000$U.S)!!
     
  21. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Maybe you shouldn't show off if you don't know that the dollar sign goes before the number...
     
  22. Allotriophagy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That doesn't happen in all countries.

    And the reason it is so exciting is because it is very easy to calculate prices of vintage Apple hardware in the US on eBay. WOO to the HOO, motherbitches!
     
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    You must be made out of gold and diamonds coz my leg wouldnt get me a Miata. Then again it is excessively hairy and the knee is a bit knobbly. Might get me a Ford of some description but no supercars. :D
     
  24. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Okay, I give up. In which countries does the dollar sign follow the numerals?
     
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    Some French Canadians will place the dollar sign after the numerals when writing in English, but this is not strictly correct. Style manuals are very specific about the usage of currency symbols. They precede the numerals.
     

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